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15 Recipes That Make Us Thankful For Heavy Cream (PHOTOS)

For one, it gave us whipped cream. We're forever grateful.

With the start of the new year behind us, we know many of you are resolving to shed some holiday pounds. We fear that means that all of our favorite dairy products will be shunned for the next few months: cheese, butter, and especially heavy cream. (And you know we don't really approve.) In an attempt to counteract this national shift toward heavy-cream hatred we'd like to take a moment to try and remind the world of exactly why it's so great.

Without heavy cream, scones wouldn't crumble right, chowders wouldn't be as soul satisfying, and we would miss out on the greatness of whipped cream. We don't know about you, but that's not a world we want to live in. Still not swayed? Let these 15 recipes convince you.

1
Homemade Lavender Crème Fraîche
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Get the Homemade Lavender Crème Fraîche recipe by Beth Kirby | {local milk} via Food52
2
Cheddar Dill Biscuits
Pastry Affair
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3
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie
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4
Oyster And Spinach Chowder
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5
A Big Ol' Bowl Of Whipped Cream
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6
Lemon Blueberry Scones
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7
Fluffernutter Chip Ice Cream
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8
Nacho Cheese Sauce
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9
Miso Caramel
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10
Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting
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11
Shrimp Bisque
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12
Juniper And Honey Pot De Créme
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13
Sweet Corn Ice Cream With A Salted Caramel Swirl
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14
Duck Confit & Foie Gras Raviolis
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15
Lemon Lime Cake
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